24th February 2021 16:40:37 Hours
A two-day workshop on Human Rights (HR) and International Humanitarian Law (IHL) was conducted by the Directorate of Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law in conjunction with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) at the Sino-Lanka Friendship Auditorium on 23 & 24 February 2021 with the participation of members of the faculty and trainee officer cadets. Brigadier K H K Kottewatta RWP RSP USP, the Director HR/HL together with Brigadier (Retd) Jacques Lemay- the Regional Armed & Security Forces Delegate of ICRC, Mr Channa Jayawardena and Ms Claudia conducted the two-day workshop which widened and bridged the knowledge gap on HR and IHL of both trainers and trainees by sharing their expertise and experiences in diversified areas such as International Humanitarian Law & its Historical Evolution, International Law System, Introduction to IHL & IHL Universal Code, Basic Terminology and Definitions, Means & Methods of Warfare, Targeting in Armed Conflict/ROE, Introduction to IHRL & IHL vs IHRL, IHRL Basic Principles, Law Enforcement Powers, IHL & Peace Keeping Operations, IHL in Post Conflict, Command Responsibility etc.
The inauguration ceremony on 23 February was graced by the Commandant, Major General A K G K U Gnanaratne ndc psc as the Chief Guest in the presence of all Senior Officers, Officers and all Officer Cadets who attended the workshop. The workshop resulted in expanding the existing knowledge of the participants and imparted much-needed inputs to live up to emerging trends of the present world order.
In the closing ceremony, the commandant presented the ICRC delegation with a special plaque in appreciation of conducting the workshop and Brigadier (Retd) Jacques Lemay also presented the SLMA with a plaque in memory of their visit to the institute.